No Power

Last week, we had a tree limb fall and take out our power line. It took about 4 days to get everything up and running again. But during that time, I was at home with no lights, it was quiet, it was uncomfortably warm. It was like living with no power!

You never realize how important something is until you go without. First, I want to say I’m thankful that I live in a place where power is easily accessible! Secondly, I hope I never take it for granted either!

As much as we need power in our daily life, we need power in our spiritual life. Yet, so many Christians go through life in the dark, it’s quiet. They don’t have the power of Christ on and in their lives!

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭KJV
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“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV
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“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

As a Christian, we have God’s power in our lives, we just fail to use it! Most of the time we try to do everything on our own, even when it comes to serving God.

It’s time that we flip the switch on when it comes to using God’s power! We have to be plugged into the Word of God, have a relationship with God if we want to use the power of God.

As a Christian, we all have access to the power of God but few of us use it and use it to its fullest extent! It’s like having power in your house but deciding you’re not going to turn on the lights, unplugging the fridge, turning of the air and just not using any electricity; we are the same way with God’s power! We have access, but decline not too use it!

Don’t live life without using the power of God that you have available to you.

Walk Through The Darkness

“When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;”

Job 29:3

As I was reading my Bible today, this is the verse that stood out the most to me. The last phrase, “…when by his light I walked through darkness;” spoke volumes to me today.

First I thought about the darkness. I thought about how dark this world is. How steeped in sin this world is. There isn’t much light to be found throughout this sin-stricken world. Yet, we as Christians have to walk through it.

Sometimes in life, we will go through darkness. I believe Job went through a time like this when he lost everything that he had. It was a dark time in his life, just think, not many people could hold up and act the way Job did through all this. We will have problems, we will have issues, we will go through storms and trials, life may seem dark, but we just have to walk through it.

We all go through dark times. That is just how life goes. It is what we do when we have to walk through darkness that defines us.

Job had the answer for walking through darkness and it is still the answer today. He walked through the darkness “…by his light…” The only way we are going to find our way through this dark world or through our own dark times is by His light. What is His light? What is the light that God has for us?

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Psalms 119:105

The Word of God, the King James Bible, is the Light that we need to make it through the darkness. His Word will guide us and direct us. It will show us the way we need to go, what we should do, and how to live our life.

As a Christian, you aren’t going to make it too far in this dark world without the Light of the Word of God. It will show us what is right and what is wrong. If used correctly, the Word of God will never take you down a wrong path or lead you into destruction. It will light the way and guide you on the path you should take.

During the dark times of life, when troubles and trials come, the Word of God is still the Light that you need in your life. Job knew that he needed it and he went through some serious problems, yet he knew the only way through the darkness was by the light of God.

So if you are struggling to see where you are going in life, if you feel lost in the darkness of this world, if your life is dark with no hope, turn to God and His Word as it will give you the light that you need!

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How is Your Light?

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

We are to be a light in this dark world. Not just shining our own light, but the light of Jesus Christ.

We need to make sure that there is nothing in our lives, that would dim the light of Christ. We can dim His light by our sin and our selfishness. We can make it so that no one around us would even know that we had the light of Christ in us. Our sinful living can make it hard for the lost to see the light of Christ in us.

We need to live a life that is holy and pleasing unto God as it will shine His light to those around us. The Bible talks in Ephesians about how works do not save you, but they do show that you are saved. Same with these verses here, you cannot show the light of Christ to the world if they don’t see your good works. Our works, our actions can dim the light of Christ and it could turn someone away from Christ so they themselves don’t get saved.

Be a candle that lights the whole house and not just one who lives under a bushel!!

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